Y’all might remember Dionna + Andrew from their super sweet morning wedding we shared last April. You also might remember the venue drama they experienced caused by the government shut down. We love how they worked together to find a great new spot to celebrate the day. Dionna tells us the short version of what happened + why they picked they spot seen above for their anniversary session with Gladys Jem:
Because we were affected by the government shut down last year, and had to find a new venue just two weeks before our wedding, we celebrated our one year by taking pictures at the spot we were supposed to get married – the Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands. We spent the day hiking around the Headlands with Gladys, reflected on our wedding, and how it would’ve been totally different had we ended up having it there!
Dionna was looking gorge dressed + accessorized in Forever 21.
Such a perfect way to celebrate one year…
Let’s bring this cute post to a close with some wise words from Dionna + Andrew to our engaged readers about the first year of marriage:
First things first, be kind and loving to each other every day. It’s so easy to get comfortable when you’re married and to forget to say you please and thank you’s, I love you’s, etc. But this is the person you probably care about most in life, so treat them accordingly. Also, learn how to work together as a really good team. Sit down and figure out what your goals are for the next two to five years. Is it to buy a house? To have kids? To go back to school? To both work on your careers? Come up with a plan on how to achieve these goals, and the roles each of you will have in their success. For the past three years, I’ve been wanting to make a total career change and go to culinary school. Once we got married, we devised a plan that would allow me to go back to school without putting a strain on us financially. I love that Andrew is not only supportive, but he is someone who thinks about ALL logistics before making big decisions. I’m not a logistics person – like at all. But being married means you can work off each other’s strengths and become quite the dynamic duo.
Congrats you guys! Here’s to many more great years + adventures together!